July 2011: Job Opening -- Director, Biological Systems Science Division,
DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research
A search is underway for the Director of the Biological Systems Science Division within the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research. For more information, see our Jobs page and this link.
June 2011: Molybdenum-99 production at FRM II Neutron Source
Funding has been approved to upgrade the FRM II neutron source at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen in Garching, Germany to produce the urgently required radioisotope Molybdenum-99. This will involve installing a thimble right next to the reactor core to produce the Molybdenum-99. The reactor is already used to produce Lutetium-177 for the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors. The cost of the 2 year project will be 5.4 million Euros, and they expect to produce roughly half the European demand for Molybdenum-99. For more information, please click here.
Funding Opportunity Announcement DOE-FOA-0000517 for Isotope Production
The Office of Nuclear Physics (NP), Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving Applications for domestic production of stable and radioactive isotopes to support research in a wide variety of fields such as medicine, physics, biology, chemistry, agriculture, ecology, materials science, and national security. The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to enhance the availability of stable and radioactive isotopes to support research applications. The due date for the (required) pre-proposals was June 17, 2011. The FOA is available at http://science.doe.gov/grants/pdf/SC-FOA-0000517.pdf.
February 2011: Program Announcement to the DOE National Labs -- LAB 11-448
The Office of Nuclear Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has announced a new open solicitation within the Isotope Development and Production for Research and Applications (IDPRA) Program. They are seeking proposals focused on the research and development of new and improved isotope production and processing technologies. Proposals are due to the DOE Office of Nuclear Physics no later than Monday, April 18, 2011, 11:59 p.m. ET. For more information, please visit http://www.er.doe.gov/grants/pdf/LAB_11-448.pdf
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